Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Seasons of Change...

The leaves have changed, the air is getting colder...fall is here! It is beautiful! I love the fall and all of it's beautiful color it brings. I am not a huge fan of hot summers, so when sweater & scarf weather comes...I embrace it with a grin. :)

Just like seasons change...so does life. This past weekend, my husband and I announced our resignation as the worship & arts pastor to our church family. We formally resigned to our senior pastor and board of elders back in August, and just notified the church body that we will be here through the end of the year.

Change is hard and uncomfortable...but often necessary. David and I have felt "stirred" for about 9 months----unsure if it was our own emotions or truly God speaking to our hearts....we stayed silent and prayed. In August, we felt confirmation in our hearts and took a HUGE leap of faith in resigning. While we do not know for certain where exactly we will end up....we are trusting in God that we made the right decision and trust He has our next place in the works.

This has been a difficult summer, as you have read in my last month's post. Knowing that we're leaving, without anyone knowing, and not knowing where we're headed has made it at times unbearable. However, this time has brought David and I closer than imagined. We have prayed together like never before and have encouraged each other to trust the ONE who has called us on.

Coeur d'Alene has been our home for the past 6 years. When we came here, David and I had only been married a few months and were fresh out of college. Here we grew in our relationship as a couple and began our family. We have loved every second here! We have been blessed beyond belief, made lifelong friends, and partnered with incredible pastors. It will always be a special place----our roots so to say.

We look forward to a new adventure and for what God has planned. Scary? Absolutely terrifying. Exciting? Yes. :) So, now, we wait some more....pray even harder....and anxiously seek God's will for our lives. I will keep you posted when we find out what that is exactly. Please keep us in your prayers.

Philippians 1:3-5 says

“I thank my God every time I remember you.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now...”


3 comments:

  1. The unknown is always scary, but one day you will look back and see the spiritual growth, maturity, and depth that comes from seasons like this, and believe it or not, you will wholeheartedly be able to say, "It was worth it."

    The hardest part about following Gods leading and walking in faith is the learning to trust part, because it always involves a risk, and always is out of our control. If it wasn't, then it wouldn't really be trust at all.

    The great thing is that not only is God walking beside you through all the ups and downs, but that He is going BEFORE you, paving the way..."The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (Deut. 31:8)

    Where God leads, He will provide. He has proven Himself again and again! Love you guys and praying for you! Excited to hear how things unfold these next few months! Keep us posted!

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  2. You are going on our prayer wall tonight! God has been moving us through a big understanding of the difference between being AT PEACE in our life or being COMFORTABLE in our life. They don't sound so different at first, but the closer we look the more we realize we should be at peace with where God is taking us (whether staying or moving on!) but never comfortable with just 'being'. The challenges He gives us are often the most incredibly growing and effective times! So many blessings on your beautiful family!

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